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Finding the Class of John and Jane - Norwich Orders and the “Reverse” Class Action
  • SIM. IP Practice
  • Canada
  • August 18 2016

In the context of today's Internet technology, the infringement of copyrighted works has become simplified and wide-spread, with infringers


Canadian copyright laws have been amended to make works more accessible to people with print disabilities
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • July 15 2016

In Canada, more than 800,000 people live with a visual impairment and approximately 3 million Canadians have an impairment related to comprehension


A practical guide to software license agreements: source code escrow arrangements
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • October 28 2013

Software license agreements often include a source code escrow arrangement that allows the customer to access and use source code for the licensed


A practical guide to software license agreements: term and termination
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 17 2012

Software licenses and associated services are usually time-limited and subject to early termination


Deal or no deal: copyright protection in television formats
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • May 25 2011

The licensing of television formats is a huge business, generating billions of dollars worldwide


Chung c. Brandy Melville Canada Ltd.: When Using Photographs Posted on Instagram Can Result in Copyright Infringement
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 29 2016

Photographer Edmond Chung’s fashion photos of Brandy Melville Canada Ltd. (“Brandy Melville”) employee Catherine Moisan were destined to be viewed on


Software licenses and indemnities: what obligations are you taking on?
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • June 5 2013

License agreements often contain indemnities. An indemnity is a contractual obligation to step in and reimburse some financial obligation such as a


“Idea theft” lawsuits gain new life in United States
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 29 2012

In a case with several important echoes to Canadian appellate law, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has revived the actor’s Hayden Christensen’s “idea theft” lawsuit against the USA Network this week in the Forest Park Pictures v. Universal Television Network Inc. decision


Later made architectural drawings did not infringe earlier made conceptual drawings
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2016

A claim of copyright infringement in a series of concept drawings for a new building has been dismissed by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. The


SOCAN Buys Audiam - The Consolidation and Fragmentation of Music Rights - What Does it Mean for Music Services?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 22 2016

The Canadian performance rights society SOCAN (essentially the Canadian version of ASCAP, BMI and SESAC) has announced the purchase of Audiam, a